Group from Rotterdam led by singer Hank Peterson. Four Strangers were: Dick Faber (g), Harry Willems (b), Jozef de Leeuw (g) and Kees Zijdt (dr, to Explosions). The fifth "Stranger" was Rob Franken (p, to Rob Franken Organization). The singles recorded without Hank were instrumental. See also Five Strangers and Four Strangers.
1962 Hello/Sonny boy [& Four Strangers] Artone DR 25099 She's not you/I remember you [& Four Strangers] Artone DR 25145 I remember you/Sonny boy [& Four Strangers] Gema 345556 1963 Oh Rosemary/Indian lovecall [& Five Strangers] Artone DR 25195 1964 You're driving me crazy/Come on pretty baby [& Four Strangers] Artone DR 25246
1963 Surfin' Strangers/Home on the range Artone DR 25196
1964 Seventh heaven/Slopping the blues Artone DR 25247
A Rotterdam based beat group with in its first lineup (1965/67) comprising: Okkie Huysdens (v,o, ex-Spitfires and Rockin' Jesters, later to Fab and Flashback), Herman Smink (v,dr), Jan van Dooren (v,g), Hans Boogaarts (v,g) and Barry Westerweel (b,v). Their LP featured this lineup: Herman (dr, to Health Band), Cees Stolk (v,fl,o,p, to Flashback), Frans Telleman (v,g, to Funny Face), Cor van der Geyn (v,b,g) and Loek Das (b,g, ex-Hit Fighters).
1966 I'm gonna knock on your door/Naggin' woman/Tired of waiting for you [on LP Tienerbandshow] Imperial ILA 252 1968 LP Meganique Dankers DL 1002
This Rotterdam formation started out in 1969 as: Okkie Huysdens (v,o,p, ex-Megas, to Himalaya) and Trudie Huysdens (v, to Groupies Delite). 1973: Cees Stolk (v,o,p, ex-Megas), Jenny Edenburg (v), Fokke Openty (b, ex-Andy Star & Stripes, to Jet Set, in 1977 replaced by Armando Monsanto, ex-Dutch Dimension), Hans van Rijswijk (dr), Jim van Bokhoven (g) and Jeffrey Rademaker (g, ex-Wendy & Gardenians). Cees and Jenny also made records as a duo, Magnet & Steel. Flashback worked mostly outside the Netherlands. See also Magnet & Steel.
1970 There he comes/It's your own life Vogue V 451738 Mr.Money/Elena Vogue V 451768 1971 Black magic/The eagle flies 1972 Let's do it together/Summer memories CNR 141192 1977 Until we say goodbye/Take me to the merry-go-round Polydor 2050481
This group was the forerunner of Heart with members as Patricia Paay (v), Okkie Huysdens (o,p, ex-Hank Peterson & Four Strangers and Flashback) and Gerard Visser (b, ex-Shades and Fab). Their single was a cover of the hit by Ocean.
1971 Put your hand in the hand/Imagination Imperial 5C 006-24401
CHARTS 15-5-71 SINGLE tip PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND
This hit group from Rotterdam existed from 1973 till 1975 in this lineup: Patricia Paay
(v, ex-Himalaya), Henk "Okkie" Huysdens
(o,p, ex-Himalaya, later in Limousine),
Mac Sell (g, ex-Machine, to Limousine),
Gerard Visser (b, ex-Himalaya, to Sealachs)
and Ton op 't Hof (dr, ex-Red Sky Scrapers, to Limousine).
1973 Hang on/Sister EMI 5C 006-24862 1974 Stronger/Heartbreak EMI 5C 006-24895 Love maker/Beautiful woman EMI 5C 006-25022
CHARTS HEART 6-10-73 SINGLE tip HANG ON/SISTER 27-7-74 SINGLE 28 4 LOVE MAKER [27-7-1974]:28-28-28-37 LOVE MAKER heart
This group from Rotterdam started out in 1975 by Okkie Huysdens (v, keyboards, ex-Heart), Ton op 't Hof (dr, ex-Heart),
Paul Vink (keyb., ex-Livin' Blues) and Mac Sell
(g, ex-Heart). In 1976, Okkie left the group
and new members joined:
Jan Bliek (perc; ex-Machine) and Wim de Vries (v,b, ex-Mayflower). In 1978, Limousine disbanded; Ton, Paul and Mac went to Geo, and Wim went to Love & Devotion.
1975 Seventy five/Streetwalker adventures Ariola AT 16079 Daddy grandpa/She's a bit of allright Ariola AT 16386 1976 Don't let love bring you down/It's so hard to see Ariola AT 16815 Goodbye and thank you/Hey mama Ariola AT 17032 LP Ariola GT 27378 1977 Fancy dancer/She's a high time baby Ariola AT 17808 CHARTS LIMOUSINE 12-7-75 SINGLE 9 7 SEVENTY FIVE 15-11-75 SINGLE 18 4 DADDY GRANDPA 10-4-76 SINGLE 11 6 DON'T LET LOVE BRING YOU DOWN [Alarmschijf op 3-4-76] 24-7-76 SINGLE 25 5 GOODBYE AND THANK YOU [12-7-1975]:31-19-16-9-9-21-38 SEVENTY FIVE limousine [15-11-1975]:24-20-18-33 DADDY GRANDPA limousine [10-4-1976]:24-14-11-12-20-36 DON'T LET LOVE BRING YOU DOWN limousine [24-7-1976]:31-28-25-30-40 GOODBYE AND THANK YOU limousine
George Dijkhuis, ex-singer of Sympathy. His band consisted in 1978 of: Kid van Ettinger (b, ex-Mailer McKenzie Band, also in Mistral, soon replaced by Jan Hollestelle, ex-Spin, to Robinson Cruiser), Mac Sell (g, ex-Limousine, to Bruno Basta), Ton op 't Hof (dr, ex-Limousine and Xandra, to Attraction and Train), and Paul Vink (o,p, ex-Limousine, to Health Band). 1980: Tjeerd van Zaanen (g), Peter Hoogenbrugge (b) and Peter Kunst (dr, in 1981 to Rotor).
1976 Hurry boy/Everything wrong EMI 5C 006-25545 1977 That's the kind of love I've got for you/Racing cars and movie stars EMI 5C 006-25691 1978 My world is empty without you/We both grow old CNR 141497 1979 Isn't it time to change/Singing my blues away CNR 141565 LP Isn't it time to change CNR 660035 1980 Chanson/ CNR 141680 1981 The Geo Band/ She don't need me/Do the roll CBS 1078 It's raining in my heart/Raining CBS 1480 Higher/I know CBS 1550 LP Roll CBS 85047 CHARTS GEO 5-2-77 SINGLE tip HURRY BOY 5-11-77 SINGLE tip THAT'S THE KIND OF LOVE I'VE GOT FOR YOU
Pop group from The Hague, existed from 1972 till 1976. Lineup 1972: George Dijkhuis (v, went solo in 1976 as Geo), Wil Matla (v,g, ex-Sandy Coast), Ruud van Seventer (b, in 1974 replaced by André Reynen, ex-Twelve O'Clock, to Livin' Blues), Jan-Pieter Boekhoorn (o,p, ex-Johnny Kendall) and Simon Matla (dr). 1975: Geo, André, Jaap de Wit (g, ex-Lobster, to Carlsberg), Simon, Jody Pijper (v) and Marian Nobel (v, ex-Sandy Coast).
1972 Ain't it nice/Everyday's someday BASF 05-15076-8 Music music music/Forever BASF 05-15174-8 1974 Don't press your nails in my eyes/Good man BASF 05-15456-6 LP As long as we can see BASF 17-25480-1 1975 Love you/Rock & roll man BASF 05-15529-8
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